Manhattan Clique are producers, remixers and writers Philip Larsen and Chris Smith. Regular visitors to the higher reaches of the Music Week Club and Pop charts in the UK, plus the Billboard Dance chart in the US, Manhattan Clique are equally at home with their more underground MHC guise as with their classic commercial/crossover Manhattan Clique moniker. Their remixes receive plays on BBC Radio 1′s ‘Floorfillers’ and enjoy playlistings at Kiss, Galaxy and many other regional stations across the UK, Europe and the US.
The duo have recently worked with the biggest UK and international names in pop including Katy Perry, Timbaland, La Roux, Lily Allen, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, The Veronicas, The Saturdays, Keri Hilson, Esmee Denters and Toni Braxton. They were also the first remixer entrusted by multi-million selling Stereophonics, and have also worked with a number of other upcoming indie and alternative rock acts including Ida Maria and Skint & Demoralised. 2010 remixes have already included Chris Brown, Alphabeat and X Factor’s Diana Vickers, and the duo are currently in the studio working on tracks for their debut album which will be released later this year.
Manhattan Clique have also worked with some of the biggest artists in Europe – namely French megastar Mylene Farmer, whose duet with Moby ‘Slipping Away’ was Manhattan Clique’s first Number One production, as well as Moby’s first Number One single anywhere in the world, spending several weeks at the top of the French charts in 2006. They are also working with the biggest selling female artist in Russia, Valeriya.
Manhattan Clique are unrivalled in their work with pioneering electronic acts, including Human League, Soft Cell, The B-52′s and Erasure. They co-wrote and produced Erasure frontman Andy Bell’s “Electric Blue” album, which also featured Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) and Claudia Brücken (Propaganda). Larsen has additionally won a Grammy award for his production on Kylie Minogue’s “Come Into My World”, a track from her multi platinum album “Fever”, and has recently completed producing an album project for German ‘Popstars’ winners Queensberry, as well as four tracks on Kim Wilde’s comeback album.